A North Korean official says that Pyongyang has no desire to engage in talks with the US on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics, despite South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s recent push to promote dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington.

“We have never begged for dialogue with the United States and will be the same in the future,” Cho Yong-sam, a director of the North’s Foreign Ministry, was quoted as saying by the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Thursday. “We clearly state that we don’t have a willingness to meet with the US side during our visit to South Korea.”

Cho reportedly made the comment on Wednesday, after Pyongyang informed Seoul that its high-level delegation would include Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.